If I were going to consider Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy, I wouldn’t title my book Thinking In Tongues.
In this inaugural Pentecostal Manifestos volume Smith begins from the conviction that implicit in Pentecostal and charismatic spirituality is a tacit worldview or “social imaginary.” Thinking in Tongues unpacks and articulates the key elements of this Pentecostal worldview and then explores their implications for philosophical reflection on ontology, epistemology, aesthetics, language, science, and philosophy of religion. In each case, Smith demonstrates how the implicit wisdom of Pentecostal spirituality makes unique contributions to current conversations in Christian philosophy. (read more…)
Pentecostal Theology is more complex than Tongues.
Unless Tongues is a shorthand for Pentecostal Theology. But even this I think is a kind of pigeonholing.